Mile High Card Co. is heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention with a spectacular allotment of rare vintage cards and some of the finest complete sets in the hobby to display.
Mile High’s Summer Auction, which runs from July 18-Aug. 6, features several impressive complete sets ranked in the top five on the respective PSA Set Registries, as well as rare vintage cards of such hobby heroes as Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Walter Johnson, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.
Some of the complete sets, which range from 1909-1975, will be broken up and sold to the highest bidder either as singles or as a complete set, depending on the sale price.
Among the highly-ranked sets are:
• A 1965 Topps Complete Set, #2 the on PSA Set Registry (9.27 GPA)
• A 1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set, PSA Graded and #2 on the PSA Set Registry
• A 1975 Topps Complete Set, PSA Graded and #2 on the PSA Set Registry (9.44 GPA)
• A 1955 Topps All-American Complete Set, #4 on the PSA Set Registry (8.92 GPA)
• A 1962-63 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set, #3 on the PSA Set Registry (9.70 GPA)
Several other high-end sets are being sold exclusively as sets, including:
• A 1955 Topps Complete Set, PSA graded and #28 on the PSA Set Registry (7.47 GPA)
• A 1909-11 T206 Near-Complete Set (517/520, not including the “Big Four”), SGC-graded (4.86 GPA)
The high-end vintage cards include:
• A 1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson (PSA 8 NM-MT)
• A 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth Blank Back (PSA 3 VG)
• A 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Ty Cobb (PSA 7 NM)
• A 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Bat On Shoulder (SGC 6 EX-NM)
• A 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Portrait El Principe De Gales Back (PSA 6 EX-MT)
• A 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red El Principe De Gales Back (SGC 5 EX)
• A 1910 E98 Set Of 30 Ty Cobb (SGC 9.5 MINT+)
• A 1914 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson (SGC 4 VG-EX)
• A 1915 Cracker Jack #68 Honus Wagner (PSA 8 NM-MT)
• A 1916 M101-4 Gimbles #87 Joe Jackson (PSA 4.5 VG/EX+)
• A 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle (SGC 6 EX-NM)
• A 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays (SGC 8.5 NM-MT+)
• A 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle (PSA 7 NM)
• A 1957-58 Topps #77 Bill Russell (SGC 7.5 NM+)
• A 1950 Bowman #45 Otto Graham (PSA 9 MINT)
• A 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton (SGC 10 GEM MINT)
• A 1972 Topps #195 Julius Erving (PSA 9 MINT)
• A 1979 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky (PSA 8 NM-MT)
Among the nearly 2,600 lots is also some high-end sports memorabilia, including a Babe Ruth-signed home run ticket and game-used items from Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Frank Chance, Rogers Hornsby and Julius Erving.
Many items in the auction will be on display at the Mile High booths (741/840) at The National July 27-31 in Atlantic City. The company also will be accepting consignments at The National.